Women's Tennis Announces Fall Schedule

The Rensselaer women's tennis program will begin its season on September 9-10 with a tournament at Union College in Schenectady. The Engineers have ten dates of competition in the fall and another dozen in the spring.

SoA Announces China Semester Abroad Program for Spring 2018

Rensselaer's School of Architecture is thrilled to launch a new edition of the China Semester Abroad Program for Spring 2018. A collaboration with the prestigious Tongji University / College of Architecture & Urban Planning in Shanghai, the program includes trips to Hong Kong, Beijing, Xi’an and more, and will immerse students into China’s rich cultural heritage and long architectural tradition.

Instructors Encouraged to Request Fall 2017 LMS Course Sites Now

Attention, all RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 Release) instructors, designers, and TAs! If you are planning on having an LMS course site for the Fall 2017 semester, you are encouraged to request your course site now by completing an LMS course request form.

August 1 is REVEAL Pitch Day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Heffner Alumni House - Alumni Conference Center 1301 Peoples Avenue (near 14th Street)
Cost: No charge, but registration is required
Description: The Rensselaer Emerging Ventures Ecosystem Accelerator Lab (REVEAL) is an applied pre-incubation program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs to become better equipped at managing the intricacies of starting a new venture and advance their startup/idea to its next stage of growth. On August 1, REVEAL will showcase its Summer 2017 cohort ventures to the public, so stop by and hear these exciting startup pitches, and thenstay for a networking lunch!
Contact: Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE) 5182766658

SHC to Hold "Safe Zone" Training Session for Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students and Interns

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3606 (Shelnutt Gallery)
Description: This free "Safe Zone" training session -- which supports the Institute's diversity and inclusion initiatives and provides awareness regarding issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning populations -- will be open to all Rensselaer staff, faculty, graduate students and interns. Registration is required, so please book your spot today!
Contact: Student Health Center 518-276-6287

Rensselaer Team Takes Third Place at ASME Design Competition

A team of Rensselaer students earned third place at the ASME Student Manufacturing Design Competition at the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, held at the University of Southern California. The students designed "Invisbell," a bike bell that mounts on either side of a bicycle's handlebars to accommodate both left- and right-handed riders.

TIAA-CREF to Offer Confidential Retirement Counseling August 10

Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: A TIAA Financial Consultant will be on campus for one-on-one consultations on a broad range of retirement topics. Attend this upcoming event to help you become better informed and more confident about Rensselaer's retirement plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302

Schneider Bringing Award-Winning "YOUARENOWHERE" to EMPAC

Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Studio 1 - Goodman
Cost: $18 public/$13 seniors and outside students/$6 RPI students
Description: Performer, writer, and interactive-electronics artist Andrew Schneider presents his Obie Award-winning show YOUARENOWHERE, a rapid-fire and witty theater performance that cycles through expressions of laughter, surprise, and angst. Its dialogue traverses quantum mechanics and parallel universes, missed connections and YouTube videos in an existential meditation on time and presence. A second, similar performance is scheduled for Friday, August 11.
Contact: EMPAC 518-276-3921

From the Libraries: Value Line Subscription Ended

The Rensselaer Libraries recently announced that the Value Line business research tool is no longer available to the Rensselaer community through a campus-wide subscription. However, the Libraries continue to support users' financial research through other subscriptions and business research tools.

"Hallmarks of Supervisory Success" Professional Development Seminar Continues August 9

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Cost: $55.00 This is the second of a two-part series and registration is required
Description: In today's business environment, supervision represents one of the most important levers for achieving extraordinary organizational results. Whether you're a Vice President or a first-line supervisor, you grapple with issues related to strategy, strive for high levels of customer satisfaction, and are responsible for real work and concrete deliverables. The purpose of this seminar is to help participants develop strategies to effectively assume the important and challenging supervisory role.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318